Thursday, 28 October 2010

Sisterlocks UK Trainees - Class of 2010

Yup, that's me (in the black hat)!
I did it!

I am now an official Sisterlocks Consultant in training. Woo hoo!

They only hold training classes once a year in the U.K. and I couldn't attend last year's session because it started on the same day I was due to return to work (from maternity leave).

Needless to say it nearly killed me to wait twelve months for the schedule to come round again - but I did it!  I've done two consultations so far and hope that soon I will be on my way to full certification.

One of the unfortunate things is the topic of my hairloss. I have been asked by a few of my potential clients:

'How can you be a Sisterlock consultant if you're bald?'

That is a painful question, but I am open and honest with them. Having no hair doesn't affect my ability to do locks, but it does mean I can no longer be a walking advertisement for my craft. Oh well - I guess that's something I'm going to have to get used to. These photos are the last pictures of me with my locks so it makes me kinda sad to look at them, cos I do miss my locs but que cera cera. Much bigger things to worry about in this world these days. ON WITH THE SHOW! WELCOME TO THE TAPESTRY OF ME.... These are my words and this is my journey, from 'there to hair'! My life, the lessons learned in and through love and loves ones; and my hair affairs.


Mrs Mac's Corner... said...

Huge congratulations hun, and may your client base be ten fold!! ps. dont forget our conversations, I might need you, but thats another story x

anthia-ofo said...

well done!

Natasha -- said...

New reader passing by with congratulations. I think your hair loss story is an important testimony for your future clients.

While one of the criteria of a good loctician is for them to have locs themselves, it's not the ONLY one: besides, you can just put up a pic of all your past hairstyles if clients are really that interested in knowing your "hairstory"

In the end, though, perhaps it's just best to let a particular client go if the hair issue is going to be a deal breaker. Who needs that kind of stress when trying to create lovely loc artistry?

Again, all the best in your Sisterlocks certification journey!

Denise said...

Congrats Lady! I know that you will be a great sisterlock consultant.

Gigglz said...

Congratulations!! Your story alone makes you a walking adverstisement and your strength to pull thru should show your clients that it is still the best hair decision for most of us!

Kreyola said...

Congratulation!!!!! I'm so happy for you. You will be an awesome consultant.

Titus 2 Thandi said...

Some questions are kinda insensitive.All the best with building your client base!

V @ Locks-N-Motion said...

Congrats! I'm so happy for you!

I think you will be a great consultant! For the simple fact that you have had locks and that you have been a client. You know what clients expect of you and you also know what to do or not to do as a Trainee/Consultant.

I feel that I've lost my best marketing tool (my locks) as well. But I'm glad to have at least went through the locking experience and have blogged about my journey in detail.

Everyday I look in the mirrow wondering if my hair will grow back in those bald areas...... sigh. I sure hope so.

Here's to regrowing our hair sis! This TOO shall pass!

Lock University said...

How wonderful. I would like to share your accomplishment at if you don't mind.

Bajan Lily said...

@Mrs Mac - I got you. You know this.
@Anthia, Gigglz, Kreyola, Denise & Thandi - Thanks for your encouragement!
@Lock Uni - no, I don't mind at all
@Natasha - cool website, will definitely follow (and thanks for the advice)
@Lady V - I know you understand exactly what I mean. I still have to post the pictures of my loss - I've got less hair now than you :) I will hope with you that our hair will grow back COMPLETELY.

Nubian1 said...

That's the spirit!!! CONGRATS.

KristinaHH said...

Que sera, sera (from ser in Spanish meaning to be)indeed...congrats...come back and practise on me.


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